Saudi Arabia makes big strides in healthcare IT
May 13, 2013 -- The recent Saudi Health meeting highlights the major investments the country is making in healthcare IT. But Western IT vendors must do a better job of adapting their software to local needs, according to radiology informatics expert Herman Oosterwijk of OTech.  Discuss
Volumetric MR images boost cervical cancer treatment planning
May 13, 2013 -- Three-dimensional volumetric MR images of cervical disease yield a bounty of critical information, enabling precise planning of brachytherapy for residual tumors, according to researchers from St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.  Discuss
Specialized iPad toolkit wins over resident trainees
May 10, 2013 -- A free Apple iPad packed with four years of radiology residency content and connectivity is a hit -- shockingly -- among residents who use the device as their main learning tool throughout training, researchers report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Adding dose, cost info to decision support sways exam ordering
May 10, 2013 -- Educating referring physicians about radiation dose and the cost of imaging exams can prompt as many as half of them to change their orders for imaging studies, according to a study published online in the journal Medical Care.  Discuss
Study shows feasibility of cardiac PET/MRI -- with caveats
May 9, 2013 -- Cardiac FDG-PET/MRI is feasible on an integrated whole-body PET/MRI system, but the hybrid modality still must prove it adds clinical relevance to cases of ischemic heart disease, according to a study published online May 7 in Radiology.  Discuss
California's breast density notification law -- 1 month in
May 9, 2013 -- It's been just over 30 days since California's version of breast density notification legislation went into effect. How is the law affecting clinical practice in the state's breast centers? Although they are complying, many breast imagers are skeptical of its value.  Discuss
Gamma Medica's preclinical unit transforms into Trifoil Imaging
May 8, 2013 -- The former preclinical division of Gamma Medica formally launched on Wednesday under the new banner of Trifoil Imaging, following its acquisition by investment firm Capital Resource Partners in March for $2.5 million.  Discuss
Study suggests hand sanitizer OK as ultrasound gel substitute
May 8, 2013 -- If you're interested in a low-cost substitute for ultrasound gel, hand sanitizer works very well, according to a presentation last month at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting in New York City.  Discuss
ASBS: Breast MRI helps assess patient prognosis
May 8, 2013 -- MRI evaluation following breast cancer diagnosis can improve a woman's long-term prognosis, as the modality is able to detect lymph-node metastases associated with poorer outcomes, according to research presented on May 3 at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) annual meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
ACCP recommends lung cancer screening with CT
May 7, 2013 -- The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) today recommended lung cancer screening with low-dose CT for patients at high risk of the disease. But the new guidelines closely follow more conservative recommendations for screening.  Discuss
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